"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage." - Roald Dahl
Dear parents and guardians, I enjoyed getting to meet and know a little bit about my classes last week. They were all enthusiastic and/or energetic.
This week, students will start a writing activity that allows them to introduce themselves in a poem format. I will give them a handout with directions and examples. They will write a sloppy copy in their journals and then type a final copy in a Google Classroom assignment.
Students will also read a short story in class, and we will do some comprehension and creative activities with the story. On Friday, the students will be given a list of books to select their three top choices to read in teams of 2-4 students. Each quarter, students will read an assigned book. This book will be used to help them comprehend and also later use to help them write the narrative or essay that will be the big writing assignment each quarter.
Thank you to all of the letters about your children I have received so far. They give me such a loving perspective on your child. In addition, you should have emailed confirmation or sent in a signature on the purple newsletter I sent home the first day of school. Those parent signatures are due Monday, August 20.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to a wonderful year.
Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: email@example.com homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com